Volunteer opportunity with the online book selling team

Shipper neededThe Friends online book selling team needs a third shipper.

We operate an online bookstore with Amazon.com. The number of books and DVDs in our store varies depending on donations; at this writing we have 479 items listed. Every week we add some and sell others, so the titles available are in constant flux.

Our Amazon shipping policy states that we ship within two days of receiving an order. To fulfill that requirement, we’ve established procedures to ship every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We have a 100% five-star approval rating from customers for the past year and don’t want to risk losing that by shipping late.

What’s involved? On your shipping day, you’d check the Friends Amazon account to see what orders need to be fulfilled. You’d pull the items from the shelves in the Friends workroom and package them for shipping. And then you’d drop them off at the post office. The time commitment depends on how many books were sold, but it generally takes two to four hours. The three shippers keep in close contact and cover for each other when the need arises. And we “close” the store at least twice a year to give everyone a break.

We provide all of the supplies needed for shipping. And we buy postage online, so there’s no standing in line when you drop the packages off at the post office. No experienced needed; we’ll provide the training.

We invite you to contact us if you’re interested in learning more about this volunteer position.

A healthy start to the new year…at the library

Friends ongoing book saleHealth and fitness books are currently highlighted at the Friends of Tualatin Library Ongoing Book Sale. You’ll find books and videos on a range of diet, cooking, and exercise topics on the freestanding book case just inside the library’s front door; they’re available for purchase whenever the library is open. The Tualatin Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, Oregon.

Fall book sale: November 1-3, 2019

The Friends of the Tualatin Library will hold a three-day Used Book Sale on Friday, November 1 from 3-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and on Sunday, November 3 from 1-4:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.

Please join us for “Members Only” Pre-sale on Friday afternoon from 2—3:00 p.m. Current members of the Friends of the Library will have first pick of all the sale material. Join online before the sale or at the door.

This sale will include plenty of books for children of all ages, Christmas and holiday themed items, and a nice selection of graphic novels. Don’t miss the usual offering of adult fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs.

Most book prices are in the 50 cent to $2 range except for some especially nice books and DVDs which will be priced individually. During Sunday sale hours, regularly priced books and media items (DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks) will be $4 for a bag. Items tagged with a yellow sticker will be half-price.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.


Volunteers are still needed for the book sale. Please check out our Sign Up Genius page and consider helping out.

Volunteers needed for 2019 Fall book sale

Book sale volunteers neededVolunteers are needed for the Fall book sale, November 1-3, 2019.

We need volunteers to help with the set-up of the sale Friday morning and the take down on Sunday afternoon. During sale hours, we need volunteers to support the cashiers by tallying up sales and also to assist our customers on the sale floor. Set up for the sale will occur on 11/1/19, 9 am – 1 pm. Shifts through the weekend during the sale are for 2-3 hours at a time.

Sale hours are:

  • Friday, November 1st, 2 – 6 pm (members only for the first hour)
  • Saturday November 2nd, 10 – 4 pm
  • Sunday November 3rd, 1 – 4 pm

We’ve automated sign-ups with Sign-Up Genius, an online volunteer recruitment service. Sign-Up Genius is easy and you don’t need an account with them to use it. Here are the steps:
1. Go to our page on Sign-Up Genius:

2. Scroll down the page to see what time slots are still open.
3. Click the “Sign Up” box for any shifts you would like to sign up for. You can sign up for multiple shifts if you’d like.
4. Click the “Submit and Sign Up” box at the center-bottom of the page

If you prefer to sign up via email, please contact us.

Used Media Sale: Saturday, 10/12/19

Used media saleThe Friends of Tualatin Library will host a special Used Media ONLY sale on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Tualatin Public Library. We have an especially nice selection of used DVDs (adult movies, documentaries, kids movies, and TV series); audiobooks; and hundreds of CDs. We have a very fine selection of music CDs for sale from a private collection, as well as some LP albums.

Prices are $2 for DVDs and audiobooks, $1 for CDs, or as marked for some special DVDs. Come early for the best selection. Cash and credit cards will be accepted for payment.

The Library is located at 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. in Tualatin.